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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922364/association-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-with-serum-level-of-cystatin-c-in-type-2-diabetes
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Tomomi Murai, Noriko Takebe, Kan Nagasawa, Yusuke Todate, Riyuki Nakagawa, Rieko Nakano, Mari Hangai, Yutaka Hasegawa, Yoshihiko Takahashi, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Yasushi Ishigaki
OBJECTIVE: Accumulation of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is considered to be a cardiovascular risk factor independent from visceral adiposity, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. We explored the parameters related to EAT accumulation, aiming to clarify the novel pathophysiological roles of EAT in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: We examined the laboratory values, including cystatinC, and surrogate markers used for evaluating atherosclerosis. EAT was measured as the sum of the adipose tissue area, obtained by plain computed tomography scans in 208 subjects with T2DM but no history of coronary artery disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915687/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915443/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-is-associated-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-healthy-population
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Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is commonly found in ischemic stroke patients, especially when accompanied by intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS). However, the relationship between WMH and ICAS in a healthy population has not been evaluated. METHODS: A total of 3159 healthy subjects who underwent health checkups, including brain magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, were enrolled. ICAS was defined as an occlusion or more than 50% stenosis of intracranial vessels on magnetic resonance angiography...
September 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914371/serum-cystatin-c-is-associated-with-kidney-function-but-not-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-or-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Patricia Garcia-Garcia, Raquel Castejon, Pablo Tutor-Ureta, R A Silvestre, Susana Mellor-Pita, Carlos Jimenez-Ortiz, Miguel Yebra-Bango
Cystatin C (CysC) is a protein considered as an excellent marker of renal function, and it has been suggested as an independent predictor of cardiovascular (CV) risk. We evaluated the association of serum CysC with renal function, CV risk factors, inflammation, and subclinical atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients. Sixty-one SLE female patients were selected according to estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) > 60 ml/min/1.73m(2). Renal function parameters, SLE specific factors, CV risk factors, and inflammatory markers were assessed...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912810/latent-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
I S Stafeev, A V Vorotnikov, E I Ratner, M Y Menshikov, Ye V Parfyonova
Obesity is a growing problem in modern society and medicine. It closely associates with metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hepatic and cardiovascular diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, myocarditis, and hypertension. Obesity is often associated with latent inflammation; however, the link between inflammation, obesity, T2DM, and cardiovascular diseases is still poorly understood. Insulin resistance is the earliest feature of metabolic disorders. It mostly develops as a result of dysregulated insulin signaling in insulin-sensitive cells, as compared to inactivating mutations in insulin receptor or signaling proteins that occur relatively rare...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912187/pediatric-cardiomyopathies
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REVIEW
Teresa M Lee, Daphne T Hsu, Paul Kantor, Jeffrey A Towbin, Stephanie M Ware, Steven D Colan, Wendy K Chung, John L Jefferies, Joseph W Rossano, Chesney D Castleberry, Linda J Addonizio, Ashwin K Lal, Jacqueline M Lamour, Erin M Miller, Philip T Thrush, Jason D Czachor, Hiedy Razoky, Ashley Hill, Steven E Lipshultz
Pediatric cardiomyopathies are rare diseases with an annual incidence of 1.1 to 1.5 per 100 000. Dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies are the most common; restrictive, noncompaction, and mixed cardiomyopathies occur infrequently; and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is rare. Pediatric cardiomyopathies can result from coronary artery abnormalities, tachyarrhythmias, exposure to infection or toxins, or secondary to other underlying disorders. Increasingly, the importance of genetic mutations in the pathogenesis of isolated or syndromic pediatric cardiomyopathies is becoming apparent...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904456/association-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-in-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-study-from-south-india
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Jaydip Ray Chauduri, K Rukmini Mridula, Matapathi Umamashesh, Banda Balaraju, V C S Srinivasarao Bandaru
BACKGROUND: Abnormal carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a marker of carotid atherosclerosis which is a risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies have found an association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency with abnormal carotid IMT. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels with carotid IMT in Indian participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively recruited 300 participants at Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, during the study period between January 2012 and December 2014...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891709/-carvedilol-in-the-everyday-interventional-cardiology-practice
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Attila Kónyi
The treatment of severe coronary stenoses with stent implantation is very effective nevertheless, the underlying problem of atherosclerosis remains unsolved with the implantation of a stent. Therefore, besides lifestyle changes, the adequate medication therapy is of pivotal importance. In the majority of patients scheduled for or acutely undergoing catheterisation, beta-blockers form the basis of medication therapy. Members of the group, however, show significant differences in terms of pharmacodynamics. The third-generation beta-blocker and vasodilator carvedilol possesses complex adrenerg-blocking and Ca-channel blocking effects as well...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890907/functional-ex-vivo-imaging-of-arterial-cellular-recruitment-and-lipid-extravasation
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Emiel P C van der Vorst, Sanne L Maas, Almudena Ortega-Gomez, Jeroen M M Hameleers, Mariaelvy Bianchini, Yaw Asare, Oliver Soehnlein, Yvonne Döring, Christian Weber, Remco T A Megens
The main purpose of this sophisticated and highly versatile method is to visualize and quantify structural vessel wall properties, cellular recruitment, and lipid/dextran extravasation under physiological conditions in living arteries. This will be of interest for a broad range of researchers within the field of inflammation, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and even the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, many researchers are using in vitro techniques to evaluate cellular recruitment, like transwell or flow chamber systems with cultured cells, with unclear physiological comparability...
June 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884715/-multicenter-observational-program-for-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-recognan-citicoline-in-the-correction-of-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-chronic-cerebrovascular-pathology
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V V Mashin, L A Belova, I R Bakhtogarimov, T M Bergelson, R R Sharafutdinova
AIM: To study the efficacy and safety of recognan (citicoline) in the treatment of cognitive and depressive disorders in chronic cerebrovascular pathology (chronic brain ischemia) developed in patients with arterial hypertension and/or atherosclerosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seven hundred and thirty-six patients with cerebrovascular pathology, cognitive impairment and mild dementia were examined. The sample included 279 (37.9%) men and 457 (62.1%) women aged from 35 to 80 years (mean age 64...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883843/plasma-soluble-cd36-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Xiaozhen Jiang, Xiaohui Zhao, Ruihua Chen, Quan Jiang, Bin Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes and atherosclerosis are both risk factors of cognitive deficits. Scavenger receptor CD36 is associated with increasing risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis, and may play a role in cognitive deficits. The aim of this study is to determine the correlations of plasma soluble CD36 concentrations with carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and cognitive function in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We determined the levels of soluble CD36 (sCD36), blood lipids, fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, carotid atherosclerosis as IMT, cognitive function by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scoring system, and other clinical characteristics in 357 patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881539/-analysis-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-related-risk-factors-in-a-university-physical-examination-population-in-beijing
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X F Meng, G M Liu, X L Wang, Q Xu
Objective: To explore the incidence of carotid atherosclerosis in staffs of Tsinghua university according to the different age groups, the possible risk factors and conduct a follow-up survey. Methods: Detailed information about physical examination and carotid ultrasound from 832 staffs of Tsinghua University between 2014 to 2016 were reviewed to observe the occurrence and development of atherosclerosis according to different age groups; the correlation between conventional risk factors and carotid arteriosclerosis was studied by multivariate Logistic regression analysis...
September 5, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875689/liver-fibrosis-in-the-context-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-the-role-of-adipokines
#13
Giovanni DI Maira, Mirella Pastore, Fabio Marra
Liver fibrosis is a multifaceted process that occurs as a consequence of chronic liver injury. This process is characterized by inflammation, activation of matrix-producing cells, matrix deposition and remodeling, and epithelial cell regeneration. In subjects with chronic liver damage, fibrogenesis is favored by the presence of obesity and insulin resistance, which are also relevant risk factors for the development and progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It is now well-known that adipose tissue is not only involved in energy storage but also functions as an endocrine organ that secretes various bioactive substances known as adipokines...
September 5, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875043/the-role-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-cardiovascular-disease-and-exercise
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REVIEW
Junyoung Hong, Kwangchan Kim, Jong-Hee Kim, Yoonjung Park
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which is highly associated with cardiovascular disease, is triggered by a disturbance in ER function because of protein misfolding or an increase in protein secretion. Prolonged disruption of ER causes ER stress and activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) and leads to various diseases. Eukaryotic cells respond to ER stress via three major sensors that are bound to the ER membrane: activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6), inositol-requiring protein 1α (IRE1α), and protein kinase RNA-like ER kinase (PERK)...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874779/relation-between-characteristics-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-brain-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-asymptomatic-patients
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Enrico Ammirati, Francesco Moroni, Marco Magnoni, Maria A Rocca, Roberta Messina, Nicoletta Anzalone, Costantino De Filippis, Isabella Scotti, Francesca Besana, Pietro Spagnolo, Ornella E Rimoldi, Roberto Chiesa, Andrea Falini, Massimo Filippi, Paolo G Camici
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) can be incidentally found in patients with carotid atherosclerosis on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We investigated the relationship between WMH and characteristics of carotid plaques in asymptomatic patients without indication for carotid revascularization. We prospectively screened 235 consecutive patients with carotid stenosis <70%. After excluding patients with confounding causes of cerebral damage, 67 asymptomatic patients underwent carotid computed tomography angiography (CTA), contrast-enhanced ultrasound and brain MRI...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873081/impact-of-tag-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-snps-in-ccl11-gene-on-risk-of-subtypes-of-ischemic-stroke-in-xinjiang-han-populations
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Chen Liang, Guihua Ni, Jianhua Ma, Hai Liu, Zhifeng Mao, Honggang Sun, Xiaoning Zhang
BACKGROUND CCL11 is an important inflammatory cytokine associated with inflammation-related diseases such as atherosclerosis and stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between CCL11 gene polymorphism with subtypes of ischemic stroke in Xinjiang Han populations. MATERIAL AND METHODS The improved multiple ligase detection reaction (iMLDR) method was used to analyze the genotypes of 6 tag SNPs in the CCL11 gene (rs1129844, rs17809012, rs1860183, rs1860184, rs4795898, and rs4795895) in a case-control study of 406 lacunar stroke patients, 214 large-artery atherosclerotic (LAA) stroke patients, and 425 controls...
September 5, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872225/left-ventricular-ejection-time-is-an-independent-predictor-of-incident-heart-failure-in-a-community-based-cohort
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Tor Biering-Sørensen, Gabriela Querejeta Roca, Sheila M Hegde, Amil M Shah, Brian Claggett, Thomas H Mosley, Kenneth R Butler, Scott D Solomon
AIMS: Systolic time intervals change in the progress of cardiac dysfunction. The usefulness of left ventricular ejection time (LVET) to predict cardiovascular morbidity, however, is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied middle-aged African-Americans from one of four cohorts of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study (Jackson cohort, n=1980) who underwent echocardiography between 1993 and 1995. Left ventricular ejection time was measured by pulsed-wave Doppler of the left ventricular outflow tract and related to outcomes...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870552/high-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-white-matter-hyperintensity-in-a-healthy-population
#18
Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is correlated with the occurrence, morbidity and mortality of cerebrovascular disease as a marker of systemic inflammation. However, its effect on cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is unclear. We investigated high NLR burden as a surrogate marker of WMH volume in a healthy population. Healthy subjects with voluntary health check-ups between January 2006 and December 2013, including brain MRI and laboratory examination, were collected. WMH volumes were rated quantitatively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866908/high-burden-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-a-new-diagnosis-of-type-2-diabetes
#19
Monija Mrgan, Kristian L Funck, Sara Gaur, Kristian A Øvrehus, Damini Dey, Martin W Kusk, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Jørgen B Gram, Michael H Olsen, Jeppe Gram, Niels Peter R Sand
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to compare the presence, extent and composition of coronary plaques in asymptomatic patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes to age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed (<1 year) type 2 diabetes ( n = 44) and controls ( n = 44) underwent contrast-enhanced coronary computed tomography angiography. Advanced plaque analysis including total plaque volume and volumes of plaque components (calcified plaque and non-calcified plaque, including low-attenuation [low-density non-calcified plaque]) was performed using validated semi-automated software...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865675/plasma-galectin-3-levels-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-incident-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Casey M Rebholz, Elizabeth Selvin, Menglu Liang, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, David Aguilar, John W McEvoy, Morgan E Grams, Josef Coresh
Galectin-3 has been proposed as a novel biomarker of heart failure and cardiac fibrosis, and may also be associated with fibrosis of other organs such as the kidney. To determine this, we prospectively analyzed data from 9,148 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study participants with measured plasma galectin-3 levels (baseline, visit 4, 1996-98) and without prevalent chronic kidney disease (CKD) or heart failure. We identified 1,983 incident CKD cases through December 31, 2013 over a median follow-up of 16 years...
August 30, 2017: Kidney International
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